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The Tonys Filled a Void in My Homesick Heart

Although I’m stuck in Los Angeles, this year’s telecast made me feel like I was back in New York

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A Eulogy for the Kingmaker of New York

Reflecting on the legendary political strategist six months after his death

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Ebb Tide in the Golden Country

All is not as it was for Jews in America

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Woman in Gold and an Old Toyota

Remembering Maria Altmann, the uncompromising Klimt owner behind Helen Mirren’s portrayal in ‘Woman in Gold’

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Rocco the Hockey-Playing Jew Meets Sugar Land, Texas

The first stop on a possible rise to the major leagues for a kid from Heschel? The wilds of suburban Houston.

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Occupy Wall Street! The Jewish CP-Friendly 1930s Version

‘The Left Front’ highlights American art made for the Soviet Union’s official “Jewish homeland”

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The Zionist Dream in the Poconos

An excerpt from the new memoir ‘Why Not Say What Happened’ conjures lost summer worlds

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Stabbing at Chabad Headquarters in New York

Victim in critical condition, suspect shot and killed by police

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Why the Eric Garner Ruling Is a Grave Injustice

Jury declines to try NYPD officer in chokehold death of unarmed black man

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Meet Jewish Republican Congressman Lee Zeldin

The U.S. Army veteran will represent New York’s 1st Congressional District

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Man with ‘Islamic Extremist Leanings’ Attacks Police in Queens

Zale Thompson had inveighed against ‘the Zionists and the Crusaders’

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The Road to the New Jerusalem

To understand what’s happening in Crown Heights today, look at Instagram

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The Blame Game

New York State starves schools of money. In East Ramapo, Orthodox Jews—and special-needs children—get the blame.

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A Most Unlikable Woman

An aging feminist meets a new generation in Brian Morton’s sharp, sympathetic novel ‘Florence Gordon’

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Saying Goodbye to Elaine Stritch

The late actress and singer left her bold and brassy mark on show business

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‘Other Primary Structures’ at the Jewish Museum, Curated by Jens Hoffmann!

The art institution revisits and reenacts (sort of) a hit 1966 Minimalist and Conceptualist show—but why?

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How Much of This Author’s Weirdness Is Our Weirdness, Too?

In an interview, Rivka Galchen—who has a new collection out this week—channels Kafka, posing complex questions to herself, and us

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The MTA Has a ‘Jewish’ Lost and Found Section

And there are apparently 10 sets of subway riders’ forgotten tefillin inside

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Historic NYC Synagogue Fights Foreclosure

Manhattan congregation home to Holocaust survivors faces uncertain future

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Animating the Love, Hope, and Despair of the Forward’s Legendary Advice Column

In ‘A Bintel Brief,’ Liana Finck draws a love-letter to the cowards, stoolies, brides, and sons who inspired Abraham Cahan

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How the Depression Blinded American Jews to Their German Relatives’ Pleas for Help

In 1936, Nazis celebrated Easter with Judenrein eggs—but a new book of family letters shows the crisis didn’t translate

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Mining the Jewish Experience For Meaning

One week, three very different cultural events in New York City

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Billy Joel to Begin Monthly Residency at MSG

Will people want to hear ‘Scenes from an Italian Restaurant’ live every month?

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Rahm Emanuel Sends Jon Stewart a Warning

A warning to journalists: Do not diss Chicago or its mediocre pizza

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Banksy Paints a Nazi to Raise Money for AIDS

The British street artist cribs a little Hannah Arendt as well

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Holocaust-ed: How the Defining Event of American Jewish Identity Plays Off-Broadway

Two fine one-act plays, ‘Bad Jews’ and ‘The Model Apartment,’ tackle the Shoah with unflinching dark humor

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Was Chagall Actually Any Good? The French and British Disagree.

A new show at the Jewish Museum in New York follows contrasting exhibits in Liverpool and Paris

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My Jewish Mother Was a Communist, and Other Tales of Lost Leftists

Jonathan Lethem’s new novel ‘Dissident Gardens’ traces three generations of American Jewish radicalism

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Orthodox Singers With a Dream Get Their Own American Idol-style Reality Show

You won’t hear Nicki Minaj covers or nasty critiques—or female voices—on this YouTube series, but you might find a Jewish star